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01/16/2018 09:19 AM
Tools Target Hybrid Simulation of Radio Frequency Components
Computer Simulation Technology recently released its latest software for simulating electromagnetic effects and interference caused by compact and complex electronic devices. The software breaks down the walls between the mathematical solvers inside

01/11/2018 11:52 AM
Count on Design Software for Millimeter-Wave Automotive Radar and Antenna System Development, Part 1
Those involved with designing the radar systems needed in today’s vehicles can turn to design software that can accurately predict system performance.

01/10/2018 10:58 AM
Oscilloscope Trigger Techniques for the RF Engineer
This article discusses several triggering techniques that can be utilized to effectively analyze RF signals with an oscilloscope.

01/10/2018 08:48 AM
The Magic Component that Makes Wireless Work
Two antenna technologies–MIMO and phased arrays–have emerged as the solution to many of the problems faced in implementing new wireless technologies like 5G cellular, Wi-Fi, and other high-speed digital standards.

01/10/2018 08:02 AM
Filter Technologies for 5G Wireless Communication Systems
The Fifth Generation (5G) of wireless cell phone technology is coming, and filters will be essential for preventing interference among all these new signals, at RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave frequencies.

01/10/2018 07:58 AM
A New Way to Defrost Food
This novel “smart” solution overcomes the drawbacks associated with traditional methods of defrosting.

01/09/2018 03:29 PM
RF/Microwave Technology Helping Power EVs and HEVs
Electric and hybrid-electric vehicles are joining purely fossil-fuel-powered vehicles on modern roadways that were being made safer through the use of RF/microwave sensors and communications.

01/09/2018 12:31 PM
Qualcomm Cuts Power of Chips Used in Wireless Headphones
More than a year after Apple paved over the headphone jack in its smartphones, Qualcomm has released a new series of Bluetooth chips to bring down the cost and size of wireless headphones that can be equipped with algorithms to suppress noise or list

01/09/2018 09:39 AM
AVX Buys Ethertronics in Move from Passive Components to Active Antennas
AVX Corporation, one of the largest makers of passive components and interconnects, has agreed to acquire Ethertronics, whose advanced antenna systems are installed in everything from connected cars to medical equipment. As part of the deal, the comp

01/09/2018 08:10 AM
Compact Spectrum Analyzer Packs Functionality to 3 GHz
This versatile instrument combines the extensive capabilities of a benchtop and the convenience and portability of a handheld instrument for measurements from 5 kHz to 3 GHz.

01/08/2018 03:39 PM
2018 Wireless Trends to Watch
In this post, Bliley gives its input on what developments we can expect to see unfold over the course of the new year.

01/08/2018 11:32 AM
Mercury Systems Supplies RF Modules for EW System
The reliable performance of RF/microwave function modules helps to improve the overall performance of electronic-warfare (EW) systems.

01/08/2018 10:04 AM
DoD Looks to Qualcomm for Hardware-Based Security
Part of Qualcomm has been contracted by the DoD to develop a hardware-based security system for DISA.

01/08/2018 09:16 AM
DARPA Designates Draper to Boost DoD Security
An advanced processor chip has been developed with built-in security features that provide self-protection when used in many different applications.

01/03/2018 03:14 PM
Taking Steps to Boost Power Amp Efficiency
High efficiency in a power amplifier depends on the types of input waveforms to be boosted and typically comes at the cost of other amplifier performance parameters, such as linearity or output power.

01/03/2018 12:57 PM
Product Roundup: Test & Measurement
From oscilloscopes to spectrum analyzers and more, here are the test and measurement products you should know about.

01/03/2018 12:29 PM
Booz Allen Hamilton Selected by Army to Fortify Troops
The U.S. Army has selected Booz Allen Hamilton as the prime contractor of an IDIQ contract with ceiling of $37.4 billion.

01/03/2018 10:30 AM
RF/Microwave Industry Trends to Watch in 2018
Here are three areas of note to keep an eye on this year.

01/03/2018 09:12 AM
Blowing Air Guides Stealthy Unmanned Aircraft
BAE Systems, in partnership with the University of Manchester, has developed a technology for maneuvering UAVs with blown air rather than using moving mechanical parts.

01/03/2018 07:04 AM
Using Wideband IF Digitizers to Solve Challenges in Streaming and Recording RF Signals
This paper describes various capabilities of wideband IF digitizers with built-in FPGA chips in the context of RF signal streaming.

01/02/2018 02:30 PM
L3 Technologies Lights the Way for Night Warfare
L3 Technologies has been awarded a contract work approximately $150 million from an unnamed country for highly accurate night-vision equipment.

01/02/2018 01:40 PM
BAE to Send Additional Typhoons to Qatar Emiri
BAE Systems has been contracted by the Government of the State of Qatar to supply additional Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft to the Qatar Emiri Air Force.

12/28/2017 12:01 PM
Turn to USB-Based Spectrum Analyzers to Conquer Interference
This article discusses how communications provider SaskTel is utilizing real-time spectrum analyzers to track down interference from European DECT wireless handsets.

12/28/2017 09:07 AM
Design a Diplexer for 275 to 500 GHz
A waveguide diplexer combines different-frequency LOs to cover a total frequency range of 275 to 500 GHz for astronomy applications.

12/28/2017 08:57 AM
Agile Front Ends Assist Mobile Satcom Terminals
Development of highly integrated antennas and radio front-ends at L- through Ka-band frequencies includes numerous examples of systems suitable for mobile satcom applications.

12/28/2017 08:14 AM
Robots Use EM Waves to See Through Walls
EM detection can be combined with robots to provide methods for in-wall scanning of unknown areas.

12/23/2017 03:45 PM
Qualcomm Urges Shareholders to Reject Broadcom's Ballot
Last month, Broadcom bid $105 billion for Qualcomm, which turned down the deal. This month, Broadcom ignited a proxy battle to replace all 11 directors seated on Qualcomm’s board, which unanimously rejected all of Broadcom’s candidates before an annu

12/22/2017 12:41 PM
Northrop Grumman Contracted for Digital RWR/EW System
Northrop Grumman has received a contract from a major customer for a combination digital RWR and EW management system suite, the AN/APR-39D(V)2 system.

12/22/2017 12:29 PM
Raytheon’s CEC System Strengthens Australian Navy
Raytheon’s radar-sensor-integrating CEC system will be installed on several ships of the Australian Navy, including the HMAS Hobart.

12/12/2017 01:34 PM
IoT and 5G Test Will Make or Break Leaders
IoT and 5G test is challenging the status quo for leadership as cost, flexibility, ease of use, performance, and time-to-market acceleration demands increase.